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How to select a mediator

July 17, 2017

Robert E. L. Wright The Peace Talks PLC As mediation has become the preferred form of ADR in Michigan, the selection of a mediator has become a critical stage of the dispute resolution process. So how do you select a good mediator? Here are some answers based ...

Food for the busy lawyer's family

July 17, 2017

Sybil Dunlop BridgeTower Media Newswires This has been a busy time at work. And when I get busy, I tend to triage items in the rest of my life. I prioritize work and spending time with my husband and 3-year-old daughter. But I put almost everything else on ...

Authenticating evidence in federal and state courts

July 17, 2017

Jeremy Sher Leclair Korona Vahey Cole Trials are clashes of ideas and attitudes. Attorneys condense complex theories into characterizations and themes. Jurors consider what witnesses do on the stand in addition to what they say. But the jury’s memory ...

Ridiculously easy shrimp creole

July 17, 2017

Creole is city food; Cajun is country. The culinary history is steeped in politics. “Cajun” is a corruption of “Acadian” and originates from British removal of French-Canadian colonists in the 1700s; many of these refugees settled ...

My history of ­eating

July 17, 2017

Nick Roumel As a child, I was hopelessly picky. Different foods could not touch each other on the plate. Meat and eggs had to be well done: forbid that they were fatty, or runny. Sugar? Yes, please. Heaping spoonfuls even on sugar cereal. I loved the way ...

Gray divorces on the increase

July 17, 2017

Thomas Franz BridgeTower Media Newswires Roughly 25 percent of individuals who are going through a divorce currently are over the age of 50. That rate is double from what it was just 20 years ago, and a pair of attorneys are hearing similar stories from clients ...